Melat is five years old. Our staff in Ethiopia report that she is happy, active and kind. She lives with her parents in Hawassa Town in a small cooperative of families — their income has never allowed them to rent a house on their own. Her father used to be employed as security guard and her mother as a house cleaner. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest in Ethiopia, they hadn’t been able to cover basic needs such as food or school supplies for Melat. Now without any income coming in, things are dire. By sponsoring Melat, you would bring life-changing support for her and her family during this unsettled time.